Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

April 23, 2018

Young people are diverse and dynamic, and they have myriad pathways to success. Unfortunately, youth development research often highlights watered-down averages of sample sets that offer limited insight and inspiration, in part because they don’t... Read More

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April 9, 2018

The research party has started, but, like most parties, the research project is most impactful when everyone at the party is engaged, giving and taking in equal parts so the entire community party benefits.

March 26, 2018

Simply by being more intentional about assessing your program, and using existing research to sharpen your focus onto the things that matter most, you may be surprised by just how easy it is to make meaningful changes.

March 13, 2018

As an education research organization affiliated with the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, we thought it was an exciting opportunity to investigate camp as a unique learning environment. 

February 27, 2018

In the latest Research 360 blog post, ACA Research Assistant Victoria Povilaitis shares highlights from several research sessions that were held at the ACA National Conference

February 13, 2018

Camp is a fantastic place for growth and development, not only of campers but young staff too. The skills they learn while working in this context prepare them for college, career, and life! 

January 29, 2018

Laurie Browne, PhD, discusses what happened during the first phase of the 5-Year Impact Study and what will happen next during Phases 2 and 3. 

January 9, 2018

The 5-Year Impact Study's recent expansion focuses on if and how camp staff experiences prepare emerging adults for college, career, and life success.

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